Avoid Cabin Fever

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with CastNet Realty TREC#263257

It's a Winter Wonderland at our house.  Snow covers the ground, the roof has snow piled high and the squirrels and grouse get lost digging in the snow to find corn on the ground under the feeder.  The deer run them off.  Fun to watch.  The roads are clear to icy every day depending on when the snow plow comes by.

 digging in the snow

 

My Texas friends can't understand how I could love this place so much.  The secret to not getting cabin fever is having a home large enough and having lots of projects to do.  I go from one room to another and every room has large windows  A different view of my little world in every room.  So, my advice if you build in a winter wonderland, make sure you have large windows in every room.

Lots of projects will keep you busy and your mind from wanting to go other places.  I have projects I have put off for years that are actually getting done now.  It feels so good.  I feel productive and with today's internet, who could get cabin fever?

 

Yes, I get out some but not like I used to when I lived in a 'summer all year long' climate.  I went from one extreme to the other.  No one can say I am not adventurous.

Would I suggest others undertake such a change in their lives?  Maybe, not everyone could or would love such differences but I like both climates.  Every place has pros and cons.  If you've never tried it, how do you know you would not like it.  Change can be good!

 

TEXAS PROUD!                                                                        MICHIGAN PROUD!

 

Ricki McCallum                            CastNet Realty                      CastNet Press

                                              "Finally A  Broker", author

 

 

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Ricki Eichler McCallum
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My computer is acting up today and the beautiful picture I just posted here will not show.  Sorry, gotta get the computer fixed. 

Jan 26, 2020 12:51 PM #1
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Ricki Eichler McCallum
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Got it!

Jan 26, 2020 01:52 PM #2
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
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I love that photo of the deer among the trees, Ricki!  I have a grandson who lives in Farmington, Michigan, and he often sends me similar enchanting pictures.

Jan 27, 2020 01:03 PM #3
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Ricki Eichler McCallum
CastNet Realty - Corpus Christi, TX
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Hi Myrl Jeffcoat, Thanks, it is a beautiful scene I get to see every day. :) Your grandson lives about 3 hours from me.

Jan 27, 2020 03:31 PM #4
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I am thankful that we have not had much snow in our area this season.

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Jan 29, 2020 02:24 PM #5
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Ricki Eichler McCallum
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That's a beautiful picture, Roy.  Stay warm and Spring will be here before we know it. :)

Jan 30, 2020 08:08 AM #6
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
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Hi Ricki Eichler McCallum - I love that you are loving life in your new home in Michigan! I couldn't agree more, staying busy indoors and having windows with a view is very important!

Soon, it will be spring. For now, continue to embrace life! I really like your attitude and the winter views that you are enjoying. 

Feb 17, 2020 10:11 AM #7
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Oh, I love both climates too - wish we had more snow here - but, I'd prefer to keep the warmer springs & summers. 

Gorgeous shot and I'm so with you on windows - I would be absolutely fine living in a glass house. Ricki!!

Happy Monday!

Feb 17, 2020 10:46 AM #8
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Ricki Eichler McCallum
CastNet Realty - Corpus Christi, TX
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Hi Patricia Feager,  Thank you so much.  Hope you are having a good winter too.  New book will out in April :)

Feb 17, 2020 07:52 PM #9
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Ricki Eichler McCallum
CastNet Realty - Corpus Christi, TX
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Hi Debe Maxwell,  I love the winter here as long as I don't have to drive very much.   It's a great place to write though.  My new book will be out in April, I hope! :)

Feb 17, 2020 07:54 PM #10
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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Love seeing deer in the woods and with snow, reminds me of my younger years.  

Feb 18, 2020 09:03 AM #11
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Ricki Eichler McCallum
CastNet Realty - Corpus Christi, TX
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Hi Will Hamm,  Yes, the deer are always fascinating to watch and the snow just makes it so pretty.

Feb 18, 2020 02:59 PM #12
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
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We’ve been able to dodge this in PA this Winter. Wind chill has been down and very little snow 

Mar 01, 2020 11:04 AM #13
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Ricki Eichler McCallum
CastNet Realty - Corpus Christi, TX
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Hi Michael J. Perry, There is no dodging this here but it has been milder.  Looking forward to an early Spring but keeping my fingers crossed too. :)

Mar 01, 2020 01:55 PM #14
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Michael J. Perry
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Hey fast forward 2 months and most of the US is on a Mandated Staycation!!! Talk about Canin Fever !!

Apr 01, 2020 06:45 PM #15
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Ricki Eichler McCallum
CastNet Realty - Corpus Christi, TX
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Hi Michael J. Perry,  Yes, lots of people are probably suffering cabin fever riight about now.  It's all about taking control of your mind and not letting things get you down.  Look at it as a special time to be able to do things you never had time to do before.

Apr 02, 2020 07:46 AM #16
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